Marc Shaiman Biography (1959-)

Born October 22, 1959, in Newark, NJ; son of William Robert and Claire (maiden name, Goldfein) Shaiman; companion of Scott Wittman (a director and lyricist), since c. 1979. Addresses: Agent: The Kraft-Benjamin Agency, 345 North Maple Dr., Suite 385, Beverly Hills, CA 90210-3856.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Lyricist, composer
Birth Details
October 22, 1959
Newark, New Jersey, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Music Producer
  • (With Harry Connick, Jr.) When Harry Met Sally ... , Columbia, 1990
  • Misery, Columbia, 1991
  • The Addams Family, Orion, 1992
  • City Slickers, Columbia, 1992
  • Scenes from a Mall, Buena Vista, 1992
  • (And orchestrator), Sister Act, Buena Vista, 1992
  • A Few Good Men, Columbia, 1993
  • (And score producer) Mr. Saturday Night, Columbia, 1993
  • Addams Family Values, Paramount, 1993
  • For Love or Money, Universal, 1993
  • Sleepless in Seattle, TriStar, 1993
  • Hocus Pocus, Walt Disney, 1993
  • North, Columbia, 1994
  • The American President, Columbia, 1995
  • Bogus, Warner Bros., 1996
  • (And Additional arrangement, "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free") Ghosts of the Mississippi (also known as Ghost from the Past), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1996
  • My Giant, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1998
  • Patch Adams, 1998
  • The Story of Us, 1999
  • Film Music Supervisor
  • Divine Madness, Warner Bros., 1980
  • Beaches (also known as Forever Friends), Buena Vista, 1988
  • Big Business, Buena Vista, 1988
  • When Harry Met Sally ... , Columbia, 1990
  • For the Boys, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1991
  • Sleepless in Seattle, TriStar, 1993
  • Life with Mikey (also known as Give Me a Break), Buena Vista, 1993
  • Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Buena Vista, 1993
  • That's Entertainment! III, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1994
  • Forget Paris, Columbia, 1995
  • The First Wives Club, Paramount, 1996
  • George of the Jungle, Buena Vista, 1997
  • Film Work
  • Arranger (and song arranger, "Big Noise from Winnetka"), Divine Madness, Warner Bros., 1980
  • Arranger, Big Business, Buena Vista, 1988
  • Arranger, Beaches (also known as Forever Friends), Buena Vista, 1988
  • Song producer, "The Girl Friend of the Whirling Dervish," "Billy-a-Dick,"and "In My Life" (and song arranger, "Billy-a-Dick," "I Remember You," "P.S.I Love You," "The Girl Friend of the Whirling Dervish," "Dixie's Dream," and"Baby It's Cold"), For the Boys, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1991
  • Song arranger, "I Put a Spell on You," Hocus Pocus, Walt Disney, 1993
  • Music executive producer, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Buena Vista, 1993
  • Music adapter and additional music arranger, That's Entertainment! III, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1994
  • Song producer, "Mrs. Robinson," Mother, Paramount, 1996
  • Music adapter, music arranger, and additional music production, Georgeof the Jungle, Buena Vista, 1997
  • Song producer, That Old Feeling, 1997
  • Music consultant, The Wedding Planner (also known as Wedding Planner--verliebt, verlobt, verplant), Columbia, 2001
  • Film Appearances
  • News theme writer, Broadcast News, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987
  • (Uncredited) Pianist, Beaches, 1988
  • Piano player, Hot Shots! (also known as Hot Shots: An ImportantMovie!), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1991
  • Conductor, The Addams Family, Orion, 1992
  • Piano player, Scenes from a Mall, Buena Vista, 1992
  • Lucky Zinberg, Mr. Saturday Night, Columbia, 1993
  • Piano accompanist, Heart and Souls, Universal, 1993
  • Piano player, North, Columbia, 1994
  • Get Bruce (also known as Get Bruce!), Miramax, 1999
  • How Harry Met Sally (video), 2000
  • (Uncredited) Wedding pianist, The Wedding Planner (also known as Wedding Planner--verliebt, verlobt, verplant), Columbia, 2001
  • Television Music Producer
  • Specials
  • What's Alan Watching Now?, CBS, 1989
  • Partners in Life, CBS, 1990
  • (And song arranger) The 63rd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1991
  • The 65th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1993
  • Television Work
  • Specials
  • Musical director, Women of the Night, HBO, 1987
  • Musical director, Bette Midler's Mondo Beyond, HBO, 1988
  • Musical director, Billy Crystal: Midnight Train to Moscow, HBO, 1989
  • Theme music, Girls Night Out: Paula Poundstone and Rita Rudner, Lifetime, 1991
  • Song arranger, "A Wink and a Smile," The 66th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1994
  • Special musical material, Bette Midler--Diva Las Vegas, HBO, 1997
  • Orchestrator, 72nd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 2000
  • Also arranger of music, Saturday Night Live, NBC.
  • Television Music Producer
  • Movies
  • Sessions, ABC, 1991
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Had a recurring role as Skip, the Sweeney Sisters' pianist, Saturday Night Live, NBC.
  • Episodic
  • Saturday Night Live, NBC, 1990
  • Himself, The Martin Short Show, NBC, 1994
  • Voice of Marc, "Cripple Fight," South Park (animated), Comedy Central, 2001
  • Specials
  • Billy Crystal: Don't Get Me Started--The Lost Minutes (also knownas The Lost Minutes of Billy Crystal), 1987
  • The Hollywood Soundtrack Story, AMC, 1995
  • Interviewee, Intimate Portrait: Better Midler, Lifetime, 1997
  • The Score (documentary), Trio, 2002
  • Stage Work
  • Music, Gotta Getaway!, Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1984
  • Music director and orchestrator and vocal arrangements, Harlem Nocturne, Latin Quarter, 1984
  • Vocal arrangements, Leader of the Pack, Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1985
  • Conductor, An Evening with Harry Connick, Jr., and His Orchestra,Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York City, 1990
  • Arrangements, Patti LuPone on Broadway, Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City, 1995
  • Producer of numerous Broadway and off-Broadway musical shows, including Bette Midler's Divine Madness, Peter Allen in Concert, Leaderof the Pack, and Legends with Mary Martin and Carol Channing; andproducer of numerous concerts by various artists, including Barbra Streisand, Billy Crystal, Barry Manilow, Luther Vandross, and Raquel Welch.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • Producer and arranger, Bette Midler's Thighs and Whispers, Divine Madness, Beaches, When Harry Met Sally ... , We Are in Love, and Some Peoples Lives.
  • WRITINGS
  • Stage Music
  • Gotta Getaway!, produced at Radio City Music Hall, New York City,1984
  • (With Scott Wittman) Hairspray (adapted from the film of the sametitle), produced on Broadway, 2002
  • Also wrote music and/or lyrics for the off-Broadway productions Livin'Dolls, Dementos, Trilogy of Terror, and The G-String Murders. Also wrote music for Peter Allen--Up in One, Leader of the Pack, The Tap Dance Kid, Harlem Nocturne, Legends, Harry Connick, Jr. on Broadway, and Patti LuPone at Carnegie Hall.
  • Film Songs
  • (With Richard Wilbur and Frank Mills) "Little Ole Lady" and (with Mills)"Music Box Dancer," Big Business, Buena Vista, 1988
  • "Otto Titsling," Beaches, Buena Vista, 1988
  • "Lady's Lunch" and (with Laura Kenyon and Scott Wittman) "The Tables HaveTurned," When Harry Met Sally ... , Columbia, 1990
  • "Dixie's Dream," For the Boys, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1991
  • "Where Did My Heart Go," City Slickers, Columbia, 1992
  • "I Could Love a Man (Who Uses His Head)" and "In Your Eyes," For Loveor Money, Universal, 1993
  • "Mr. Hug-A-Bug" and "My Heart and Soul," Heart and Souls, Universal, 1993
  • "The American President," Saving Ryan's Privates, 1998
  • Film Scores
  • Misery, Columbia, 1990
  • Scenes from a Mall, Buena Vista, 1991
  • The Addams Family, Orion, 1991
  • Father of the Bride, Buena Vista, 1991
  • Mr. Saturday Night, Columbia, 1992
  • A Few Good Men, Columbia, 1992
  • Sister Act, Buena Vista, 1993
  • Heart and Souls, Universal, 1993
  • (And song "A Wink and a Smile") Sleepless in Seattle, TriStar, 1993
  • Addams Family Values, Paramount, 1993
  • Speechless, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1994
  • City Slickers II: The Legend of Curley's Gold, Columbia, 1994
  • North, Columbia, 1994
  • Speechless, 1994
  • Stuart Saves His Family, Paramount, 1995
  • Forget Paris, Columbia, 1995
  • The American President, Columbia, 1995
  • Mother, Paramount, 1996
  • The First Wives Club, Paramount, 1996
  • Bogus, Warner Bros., 1996
  • Ghosts of the Mississippi (also known as Ghost from the Past), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1996
  • (And song "Hail To Thee O Greenleaf High") In & Out, Paramount, 1997
  • George of the Jungle, Buena Vista, 1997
  • My Giant, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1998
  • Simon Birch (also known as Angels and Armadillos, A Prayer for Owen Meany, and A Small Miracle), Buena Vista, 1998
  • Patch Adams, Universal, 1998
  • (And lyrics) South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut, Paramount, 1999
  • The Out-of-Towners, Paramount, 1999
  • The Story of Us, Warner Bros., 1999
  • The Kid (also known as Disney's The Kid), Buena Vista, 2000
  • How Harry Met Sally ... , Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 2000
  • Conversations with Jon Turteltaub (also known as Spotlight on John Turteltaub), Buena Vista, 2000
  • Get Over It (also known as Get Over It!), Miramax, 2001
  • One Night at McCool's, USA Films, 2001
  • What's the Worst That Could Happen?, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2001
  • Down with Love, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003
  • Marci X, Paramount, 2003
  • The Cat in the Hat (also known as Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat), Universal, 2003
  • Alex & Emma, 2003
  • Television Music
  • Specials
  • Billy Crystal--Don't Get Me Started, 1986
  • Billy Crystal: Don't Get Me Started--The Lost Minutes (also knownas The Lost Minutes of Billy Crystal), 1987
  • What's Alan Watching Now?, CBS, 1989
  • Theme music, Girls Night Out: Paula Poundstone and Rita Rudner, Lifetime, 1991
  • Song composer, "A Wink and a Smile," The 66th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, 1994
  • Special musical material writer, Bette Midler in Concert: Diva Las Vegas, HBO, 1997
  • Special material writer, The 69th Annual Academy Awards, 1997
  • Special material writer, The 70th Annual Academy Awards, 1998
  • 72nd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 2000
  • Also writer for The 64th Annual Academy Awards Presentation.
  • Miniseries
  • "The Original Wives Club," From the Earth to the Moon, HBO, 1998
  • Series
  • Saturday Night Live, NBC, 1986-1987
  • Bette, CBS, 2000
  • Theme song, Greg the Bunny, Fox, 2002
  • Movies
  • What's Alan Watching?, 1989
  • Jackie's Back (also known as Jackie's Back: Portrait of a Diva), Lifetime, 1999
  • 61* (also known as 61), HBO, 2001
  • Livin' Dolls, ABC, 2002

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, July 30, 1993, p. 36
    Electronic
    • Marc Shaiman Official Site, http://shaiman.filmmusic.com, June 10,2003

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